Grateful Dead Live at Dream Bowl on 1969-02-22
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Total time [1:53:49 +]. The first verse of Dupree is clipped on the circulating tape. Jerry plays acoustic guitar during Dupree's and Mountains, switching to electric about 1:10 into the Jam before Dark Star. There is a cut at 2:48 in Death Don't Have No Mercy ; probably several minutes are lost here.
The Eleven analyzes St. Stephen > 1st vocals 1:09 > transition Jam 2:17 > Eleven Jam 5:00 > Eleven vocals 0:42 > Eleven Jam 7:43 > Eleven 2nd theme Jam 2:29 > Turn On Your Love Light.
There are two different masters for this show -- a cassette master copies of which have circulated for years, and less-widely circulated master reels. The master reels contain the complete Eleven but have a cut in Turn On Your Love Light instead. Recently a composite of these two masters has come into circulation.
Editing and CD mastering by The Wizard - Owenbrothersvault@hotmail.com
Very nice sound with good balance in the instruments. Light continuous noise filter to reduce tape hiss. Some pops and other defects corrected. Break announcement moved to end of Disc One from start of Disc Two. All editing done with Diamond Cut Millennium software.
- 2004-04-23 15:36:15
- SBD > MR > DAT > CDR > SHN
- Vallejo, CA
- Transferred by
- The Wizard
- Dream Bowl
Subject: Choice Eleven
So great to hear such well played material just before the iconic Fillmore shows just days later.
The Live/Dead iteration of The Eleven has always been canonical for me. This one is pretty wonderful.
Subject: I’m just happy to be alive
2 22 22
Subject: Mind is blown!
Subject: dark star
Subject: The Eleven
Subject: live dead
Subject: Warm up for Live Dead
a great alternative to the fillmore run...a must hear show
btw i don't usually rate on sound quality unless it's just really bad or un-listenable or there are too many cuts...again sound is a bit muffled here but it's completely listenable, not bad at all
Subject: Not in Vallejo Really
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" February 22, 1969 at the Dream Bowl, Vallejo, California, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Classic 69' GRATEFUL DEAD "sound", from Vallejo?
Yup, from Vallejo...Vallejo must have been wild in 1969...bikers, etc... Vallejo is still pretty wild and crazy, and broke.
Dark Star starts out with Jerry playing acoustic guitar...
1969 GRATEFUL DEAD is free from commercialism, free from stadium music, it's the underground as it sounded in 1969, before commercial success.
This show is a must have for all collectors of 1969 GRATEFUL DEAD.
You can click "Check for Other Copies" and compare it with the other show of the same date on the IA.
I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.
Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.
Here's one way to stream/dowload this show:
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Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.
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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD, for tomorrow we may die....
Thanks for the LOVE from 1969.
PS: Remember to click on the "DeadLists Project" link and get the "Poster" for this show.
PSS: Get the first night too:
Subject: quality sounds good on my system!
Subject: long lost tape...
My Star Gauge reads 5---how about yours?
Subject: great, great 69 era performance
sound, b- muffled a bit
now to the positives: jerry is a man posessed all show long, on fire. you wanna grab this one, trust me. i've heard lots of 69, this is cream of the crop. high energy, tantalizing leads, leave your head spinning. this show is addictive. consider yourself warned. would be a solid 5 if not for less than great sound. enjoy this smoker!
Subject: Step Off Playa Hatas
We're lucky to have a recording of this quality.
Subject: gd69-02-22 comments...
What recording are you listening to? Do you have a lossless circulation or are you just streaming the low-bandwidth version archive is hosting?
I have the SBD of this show on my computer, and although I'm not at my station to play it right now, I don't think it's a very muffled recording. Of course many early Dead shows don't sound as clean as later decades, but I think it's very difficult to have genuine complaints about the sound quality of many of the '69 shows in circulation, and I think this is one of those shows.
I think this is a great show, but by no means a great example of how epic '69 was.
Subject: doin the rag
Subject: Not sure..
And as a result one can't enjoy the transitions between the songs as well, because the music is muffled. I'm going back and forth between all of the Dark Stars from 1969 and 1970 on my iTunes and this one is not the best, by a long shot.
I'm still listening to the show to see how it shapes out, but I can't think that this is, sound quality, average.
Subject: Just Mind Bending
Subject: Did anyone catch that....
Just thought i'd mention...
Subject: top ten !!
This classic show begins in an acoustic style, with a flawless Dupree's followed by a Mountains that just stops you in your tracks, it's so beautifully delivered.
The seque into Dark Star is seamless. And what a Dark Star!! Only a week away from THE Dark Star - 2/27/69 selected for Live Dead. They jam on the theme for over 15 minutes, very mellow and Haight-Ashbury 69 afternoonish, if you can dig it. And what a SBD! Everything to my ears is in balance, Pig, Jerry, Mickey's percussion, Phil - all sharing the mix well.
Dream Bowl?? Yeah, I reckon!! You'd have thought you were dreaming if you were about 6th row back when Jerry starts his fuzzed out runs halfway through Dark Star. The middle section is a kaliedoscope of changing themes and colors that keeps you on your aural toes (??) A stellar version that will remain one of favorite 69 Dark Stars.
Like surprises? Get ready, because instead of launching forward into St. Stephen as usual, they count off Cryptical, the bus stops by, and you get on, or OFF as the case may be, ha ha.
This, plus a killer Death Don't (excuse the pun) makes Set One almost unbeatable! Which is the only complaint I have against this show - they didn't leave themselves much to do in Set Two. Well, almost.
A strong Doin That Rag begins the set, with a great vocal performance from Jerry and a hot solo at the end. Then St. Stephen starts out of nowhere, and while it's also good, the star of Set Two is this version of The Eleven. At over 17 minutes, they take those 11 beats to the edge of the cosmos and back again! Garcia's leads are fluid and exciting. The drum work at the end, an exercise in precision.
At this point, they only have two choices left - either set off fireworks or let Pig do Lovelight, which is safer, sort of !?!
A must have 1969 show from one of the Band's peak periods, Spring 1969.
Dr. Flashback :-)
Subject: Fantastic Show, Fantastic Month
My hope is that, in light of the fact that the Fillmore Box Set is a limited release, that once the 10,000 copies are sold, Archive will put the 2/27-3/2 shows back up. Archive, are you listening???
Subject: Great show
Subject: Stop Complaining
Earth to the morons. You're getting sbd quality shows for free. Enjoy it. No other band in the world does this. Big deal if they yank a few to sell. Find new favorites. There' plenty to choose from.
PS-To Deborah Koons: Where are the Jerry Band Shows? As Jerry said about taping "We're done with it, let them have it"
Subject: Great Show
I like the break announcemant too, Jerry says "We're gonna tune up, talk amongst ourselves and drink some cokes"... good stuff all the way through.
I for one am grateful for ANY free stuff and think the Dead have been very kind throughout the years as far as free music goes.
The 2/28-3/1 shows are probably missing due to the release of the new 10 cd box set with all those shows in 16 track HDCD.
For $80 it is a steal, less than $10 per disc not including the bonus disc and the 100 page book.
THanks GD and thanks ARchive! and I will buy the shows i can't get for free (GLADLY!)
4 Stars ONLY because I've heard some pretty killer stuff from 69. Well worth the download.
Subject: Dark Star
What's with the one star reviews? Sound quality is a 4 out of 5 and show is hot, the boys where on this night!
Subject: awol shows
Subject: What a Gem!!!
Subject: excellent concert
Subject: 4 1/2 stars...